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Bayern Munich v Celtic Betting: Routine win for Bundesliga champions

2:30 PM IST 18/10/17
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Our tipster thinks that the Scottish champions are in for a tough night when they travel to take on Jupp Heynckes' charges in Bavaria on Wednesday

Bayern Munich welcome Scottish champions Celtic to the Allianz Arena for a crucial Champions League clash on Wednesday night.

The German giants have reached the semi-finals in six of the last eight seasons, but Bayern's hopes of a serene progression to the knockout stages were dealt a major blow when they suffered a 3-0 defeat against Paris Saint-Germain last time out.

That result signalled the end of Carlo Ancelotti's reign as Bayern boss and the Bavarians have turned to a very familiar face as they look to steady the ship; Jupp Heynckes, now in his third spell as permanent manager of Bayern, has returned to take charge of the Bundesliga champions and, having won the Champions League with the club in 2013, Heynckes will desperate to replicate that success.

Securing the silverware, of course, remains a distant dream but Bayern can strengthen their claim for a place in the next round with a win in this one and bet365 go just 1/8 (1.13) that the Germans come out on top in Bavaria, while the odds compilers offer 10/1 (11.0) that this match ends in stalemate.

Celtic will have something of a spring in their step ahead of this match, for Brendan Rodgers' side enjoyed a thumping 3-0 win against Anderlecht in Brussels in their previous group game; history, however, is stacked against the Hoops, for Bayern have never before been beaten on their own patch against Scottish opposition.

Furthermore, despite their morale-boosting win in Brussels last month, Celtic have a wretched record on the road in this competition, with the Scottish champions having lost 26 of their 31 Champions League ties - excluding qualifiers - away from Celtic Park.

As such, bet365 offer a chunky 20/1 (21.0) that Celtic rewrite the record books by beating Bayern - and, should they do so, Rodgers' men will take a significant stride towards a place in the last 16 of the competition for the first time since 2012/13.

Bayern warmed up for this one with a fabulous 5-0 demolition of Freiburg at the weekend and bet365 offer 4/5 (1.80) that Heynckes' charges win without conceding against the Hoops, while the German champions can be backed at 4/6 (1.67) with the same firm to win by at least three goals.

Celtic were seriously outclassed when they lined up against Paris Saint-Germain in their group opener last month and, given the hosts have renewed confidence under Heynckes' tutelage, the gulf in class between these two teams may prove to be too much for Rodgers' side to bridge in Bavaria.

Bayern are tempting at 8/11 (1.73) to win both halves, but better value may lie in backing the Germans to win Wednesday's vital Champions League encounter at Allianz Arena without conceding at 4/5 (1.80) with bet365.

Bayern to win to nil at 4/5 (1.80) for a 1pt stake with bet365